Get Moving into Summer!

For many people, May marks the transition from cold winter months into a beautiful summer. Although the weather might not cooperate every day, the sunshine and warmer days provide numerous opportunities to enjoy the fresh air and stay active. May has also been announced as National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. As the month now comes to an end, we can continue to take that motivation with us throughout the rest of the summer. Getting in the recommended 150 minutes of exercise every week1 ca...
Posted on 2022-05-19

Prevent Falls with Physical Therapy

Do you ever feel unsteady on your feet? Have you fallen before or afraid to fall again? You are not alone! Falls are not uncommon among older adults. Each year, about 3 million people have treated for fall-related injuries who end up in the emergency room This research does not account for those who fall and do not get injured or falls that are not reported. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1 in every 5 falls have resulted in an injury. Often times, when someone falls they be...
Posted on 2022-05-08

Physical Therapy Can Prevent Unnecessary Surgery

Recent research is showing that surgery might not be needed as often as we think. A large review estimates that 10 of surgeries might be unnecessary and that in some specialties such as cardiology and orthopedics, that number might be higher. The reasons for so many unneeded surgeries being performed are varied, but the most common are that more conservative options aren’t tried first, or lack of knowledge by the operating physician. Physicians undergo long and rigorous training programs ...
Posted on 2022-04-26

5 Reasons You Need a PT to Coordinate Your Fitness Regimen

Physical therapists aren’t just for people that are injured or have had surgery. Physical therapists can also help healthy people improve their fitness. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider seeing yours. YOU WANT A BASELINE When you see a physical therapist to improve your fitness, you’ll get an assessment of your strength, range of motion, posture and movement patterns. This not only helps your physical therapist design a customized program just for you, it gives them a base...
Posted on 2022-04-07

Movement is Medicine

You know that physical activity is good for you. The benefits are well researched and the list is impressive. Here is just a sampling: Releases endorphins to make you feel good and fight depression Helps control weight Prevents diseases like stroke, diabetes and some forms of cancer Improves sleep Helps you live longer Recent studies even show that physical activity strengthens your immune system, with a protective effect against COVID, and that staying active through middle age&n...
Posted on 2022-03-25
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